Having worked in Waikiki for many years and having gone to many luaus, the one food we tell every tourist to try is poi. For those of you not familiar with poi, it’s the mashed up root of the taro plant. It kind of has the consistency of wallpaper paste, and some will even tell you that it tastes like it too.
Personally, I like poi, but I don’t love it. I’m the guy that sneaks in a little sugar when my wife isn’t looking just to make it a little more palatable. But it is nutritious and hearty and many island moms feed it to their infants because it is easy to swallow and it is readily available.
A few weeks ago, we were at a graduation party and they were serving up Hawaiian food. We took the opportunity to introduce Sunny to her very first sampling of poi. How did she like it? See for yourself.